Mr Andreas Demetriades

Mr Andreas Demetriades

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon

MB.BChir, MPhil, FRCS (Neuro surg), Diplomate (EANS)

Specialises in

  • Back and neck pain
  • Facial pain especially trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pain management
  • Lumbar, cervical and thoracic spine disorders

As a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon I deal with adult and paediatric patients with brain and spine problems.

A special interest of mine is the spine, having received further specialised training in both simple and complex spinal procedures as well as minimally invasive spine surgery. My aim is to treat these conditions non-operatively as far as possible. To this effect I have supplemented my training with post-specialisation fellowships in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic centres, both in the UK and abroad, thus obtaining a unique perspective on treatment options and techniques.

Another particular interest of my routine practice is trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), and I have set up and have been running a trigeminal neuralgia Clinic as part of my NHS practice. Both non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures can provide excellent pain relief, and this is tailored to the individual patient.

I also deal with patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression, and other peripheral nerve disorders.

After graduating from Cambridge, I completed my Basic Surgical Training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. After obtaining Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, I entered the Higher Surgical Training programme on the prestigious South London circuit and trained as a Senior Registrar at King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Brighton/Sussex University Hospitals. I then completed fellowships in skull base surgery in Tokyo; Neurosurgical Spine in Munich; Orthopaedic Spine in Oxford.

I am currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; and the Chairman of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee, and the Individual Membership Committee, of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.


General Medical Council Number: C4746401

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andreas Demetriades at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Back pain
  • Brain tumours
  • Degenerative spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lumbar spine disorders; cervical spine disorders; thoracic spine disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Spinal surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular and/or skull base disorders

Get in touch


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

Back pain
Brain tumours
Degenerative spine
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery
Vascular and/or skull base disorders

Special clinical interests; All aspects of spinal pathology, including degenerative disease; tumour; infection; rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory disease; deformity; trauma. Facial pain especially Trigeminal Neuralgia. Brain tumours: image guided surgery; fluorescence guided surgery; awake surgery. General neurosurgery, including hydrocephalus and other csf disorders; Chiari malformation; haemorrhage and other vascular. Adult and paediatric (all ages).

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Society of British Neurological Surgeons

European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

North American Spine Society

British Medical Association

Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow)

Scottish Society for the History of Medicine

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Spinal outcome measures for cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease
  • Trauma

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon.

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

Outside work, I teach and examine for the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries, and enjoy a wide range sports and outdoor activities.